The watermelon plant has many uses and is quite beautiful. It grows very easily and can be found in most parts of Mexico. The fruit on the stem are the only part that will fall off, so you do not have to worry about that part at all. Even though the watermelon plant isn’t actually a perennial, it tends to grow very quickly, usually flowering in the first season after planting.
The tubular flowers of the watermelon plant come in shades of purple, orange, white and yellow. The flesh of the fruits is very soft and the seeds are hard and black. They are very small and taste delicious when they are eaten. You should carefully remove the seeds before eating them because they have a strong smell.
Because the tubular flowers come in many different colors, you do not need to have more than one type of flower in your garden. This way if you wish to grow more watermelons, you can do so easily. If you grow more than one type of fruit, however, be sure to provide different growing conditions for each variety. You should ensure that they are given enough sunlight, water and space between each other so that they can grow to their maximum potential.
The tubular sweet fruits that come with the Watermelon Plant are called the ripened fruits. They are more popularly known as watermelons, although technically they come from a different plant. When the fruit ripens, the melon skin separates from the seed inside. The seedless part of the fruit is then called the cephalothorchid. Both seeds and the cephalothorchid should be removed before eating.
The sweet yellow melons or the Watermelons as they are also called, come from the Citrus family. The Citrus family contains fruits such as oranges, tangerines and lemons and sometimes even pineapples. These fruits are most commonly grown in Florida and California. In order for the fruits to grow properly and reach their maximum potential, they need to have plenty of sun, water and space. The darker green melons or the cantaloupe melons require more nurturing.
Although it is easier for the Watermelon Plant to grow in full sun, some varieties do better if they are planted in partial shade. Full sun is not necessary for a healthy watermelon crop. Also keep in mind that cantaloupe melons will only grow to be an inch tall or so. They will reach their full potential if you allow them to be placed in pots on the soil of a raised bed with good drainage. The Watermelon Plant will reward you with a bountiful harvest of full-sized fruits, while the leaves of the Watermelon will make for a fine summertime snack!